Liverpool transfers: Mario Balotelli dreams of Real Madrid move, says team-mate

Liverpool flop Mario Balotelli wants to play for Real Madrid, according to AC Milan team-mate Diego Lopez

Mario Balotelli dreams of a move to Real Madrid, according to his AC Milan team-mate Diego Lopez.

The Italy international sealed a return to Milan on a season-long loan from Liverpool after the striker was deemed surplus to requirements by Brendan Rodgers.

The 25-year-old could still have a Liverpool future after former Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp replaced the Northern Irishman in October.

However, former Real Madrid goalkeeper Lopez, who moved to the San Siro in 2014, revealed that Balotelli has his sights set on a move to The Bernabeu in the future.

“Do you know what? His dream is to play for Real Madrid,” Lopez is quoted as saying by talkSPORT.

Balotelli endured a miserable season at Anfield last term after he scored once in 16 Premier League games.

The Premier League winner moved to Liverpool in a £16m deal from Milan before he returned to the Rosaneri on a season-long loan.

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The 25-year-old striker netted four times in 28 games in all competitions for Liverpool last season.

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